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April 30, 2024 - IGWA Spring Conference
Our Groundwater: How Much, How Good, For How Long?


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CEUs Available (contact hours)
Well Contractors (6.5)
Water Operators (5)
Groundwater Professionals (5)

When: April 30, 2024 8:00am - 4:40pm
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center
5300 Otis Rd SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Topics: Drought, Groundwater Levels, and Groundwater Contamination

Spring 2024 Conference Agenda

 8:00 Check-in, snacks, and refreshments
 8:30 Groundwater quality in the United States: Status of the resource and trends in contaminant concentrations.
 9:15 Nitrate contamination and health concerns for private wells in Iowa's Driftless Area
 10:00 Break
 10:20 Seeking Help from EPA for Nitrate Pollution: A Minnesota Case Study.
 10:50 Iowa Environmental Council Update
 11:10 Discussion of Spring 2024 drought impacts to water suppliersand other permitted users.
 12:00 Lunch
 1:15 Status and Trends of Groundwater levels in Principal Aquifers of the United States.
 1:45 The IGS groundwater level monitoring network: results, challenges, and changes.
 2:30 Break
 2:50  EPA Oversight of C6-Zero response cleanup, Marengo
 3:35 The Need for Groundwater Planning for Iowa
 4:20 Groundwater Supply discussion and wrap up
 4:40 End of Conference

Thanks for attending the Fall 2023 Conference with EPI!
Click here to see photos! Emmanuel Mantey presents on Disparities in Potential Nitrate Exposures within Iowa Public Water Supp
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Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

8:00am - 7:00pm (CEUs end by 4:30pm)

Stoney Creek Inn
5291 Stoney Creek Ct.
Johnston, Iowa 50131

CEUs for GWP's (6), Well Contractors (6 contact hours), and for Water Operators (7)
Discounted room rate code: 2411ENVIRON

8:00   Welcome/Introductions, Presidents of IGWA and EPI
8:30   Janet Castle - Eagle Synergistic: "HRSC Tools to better Delineate Sources, Contamination Storage, and          Transport Zones"
9:15   Lee Anne Willson, PhD: "Ames Climate Action Plan
9:45   Break
10:15 Emmanuel Mantey - PhD Student, ISU: "Disparities in Potential Nitrate Exposures within Iowa Public Water Supplies"
11:00 Rebecca Ohrtman and Greg Brennan, Decorah Sourcewater: "Assessment and Modeling to Establish a Defensible WHPA"
12:00 Lunch
1:00   Matt Graesch, P.G. - DNR: "Iowa DNR PFAS Action Plan - Surveillance and Results"
1:45   Keith Gaskill, Regenesis: "Colloidal Activated Carbon used to Reduce PFAS and PCE Concentrations in Groundwater to Below Michigan’s Drinking Water Limits for over Four Years"
2:30    Break
2:45    Santanu Bakshi, PhD, ISU: "Biochar - Uses and Advantages"
3:15    Mike Sullivan and Keith Wilken - DNR:  "DNR Contaminated Sites and UST Section Updates"
4:00    Christian Quijano - Petroleum Marketers Management Insurance Company: "PMMIC Update"
4:15   James Gastineau - DNR: "UST Fund Update"
4:30   Wrap Up and Discussion
5:00   Vendor Booths and Cocktails
6:30   End of Conference

Thanks for attending!
IGWA Spring 2023 Conference - 4/13/2023

When: April 13, 2023 8:00am - 4:15pm

Where: Indian Creek Nature Center
5300 Otis Rd SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Topics: Aquifer connections and sustainability, private well water quality, PFAS across the country, and Iowa's Drilling Industry

CEUs: Iowa Well Contractors - 6 contact hours
Certified Groundwater Professionals: 4.5 contact hours
Water Operators: 6 contact hours

2023 Spring Conference Agenda

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Now Available!
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IGWA UnderGround Fall 2022

Thanks to all that joined us!


Fall Conference 2022

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

8:00am - 4:30pm

DMACC Campus - Newton, IA
4 CEUs for GWP's, Well drillers, 5 CEUs for Water Ops

Fall Conference Agenda
8:00 Registration and Refreshments
8:30 Welcome
8:45 Lithium Occurrence in Drinking Water Sources
9:15 An Accidental Journey Towards Gender Diversity
10:00 Break
10:15 PFAS Investigations Now and in the Near Future
11:00 PFAS Updates and Perspectives
12:00 Lunch
1:00 US Drought Monitor Process, Current Conditions and Outlooks
1:45 IGWA Business
2:30 Break
2:45 cancelled: Sustainability of Confined Glacial Aquifers in Minnesota
        now: Mike Anderson will present on Ag Drainage Wells
3:30  Passive Seismic Geophysical Mapping Techniques
4:15  Wrap-Up
Ryan Clark

Thank you for joining us!

IGWA Spring Conference

Friday, April 29, 2022

8:00 - 4:30

Indian Creek Nature Center

Cedar Rapids, IA

Links to recordings are available here.

Thank you to all that attended IGWA's Virtual Fall Conference 2021!

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
12:30 - 4:30 pm


Presentations included:
Jonathon Carlson, University of Iowa College of Law
Groundwater Exports and the Constitution
Dr. E. Calvin Alexander, University of Minnesota
Karst, Triple Porosity Aquifers, Murphy's Law & CAFOs: Who Profits and Who Loses?
Michael Schmidt, Iowa Environmental Council
Protecting Karst in Iowa
Anne Schechinger, Environmental Working Group
Nitrate in Private Wells and Community Water Systems in Iowa

Detailed Agenda and Speaker Bios

Recording Available Here